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Re: The Rusty Carlo

Post by 1973montec on Tue Nov 01, 2016 9:31 am

chris has a set of covers he bought in the 80s.. I think he tried them on his car last year
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Re: The Rusty Carlo

Post by 1973 454 MONTE on Wed Nov 02, 2016 3:16 pm

bought in 1986 for my 75 monte.






I did try them on my 73 last winter
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Re: The Rusty Carlo

Post by 1cheapshot on Wed Nov 02, 2016 9:59 pm

Mine are made to go on the outside of the ring. Inside looks a bit more clean but I think this is ok.


And here is my braces on the front air dam. Made from a Ford Ranger bed. I think they will fold easy enough if I hit something hard. I could have put a few more rivets in, but I would rather it be able to tear off with a hard contact than damage the core support.
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Post by 1cheapshot on Wed Nov 02, 2016 10:14 pm

I took it out on the road last night. It wouldn't shift to drive until about 80mph. That might be good for a drag car but not mine. I replaced the governor with another one I had laying around. Not much difference. I think me and my trans guy are going to have figure it out. He told me he stands behind his work. So far I'm not happy with it. It also seems to not have the band operating in drive either. It won't decelerate when you let off. It freewheels instead. So things may stand still until that gets ironed out. I hope he can fix it without it having to come out. I did get it up to triple digit by the speedo though. Then backed off. We are talking hasn't been on the road since '88, oil, plugs, wires, wheel bearings, water pump etc..Shocked The Dunlops don't shake real bad for not being balanced yet. My headlight covers are still there too!
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Post by 1cheapshot on Mon Nov 07, 2016 9:38 pm

More bad news. Tried to see if we could do a body shop trick and weld some washers on the bottom of the pan to pull it out. It wasn't successful. While under the car I could see I have freeze plugs seeping, water pump seep, and radiator seep at top hose/tank. And Obama's concern for my overtime on salary just got my position eliminated. So I'll be looking for work Dec/Jan. This might be for sale soon.
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Post by 1cheapshot on Sun Nov 13, 2016 1:03 am

I'm going to be turning it over to a friend of mine.
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Post by 1cheapshot on Sun Nov 27, 2016 1:11 am

Still have it. I took the guy that did the trans for a ride. He is going to be pulling the trans and figure out why no deceleration band in second gear. We'll see where it goes from here.
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Post by 1cheapshot on Fri Jan 27, 2017 12:06 am

Well I let her go to a friend of mine. He plans on putting some more power to it by changing out the engine and trans. He plans on keeping the originals though. He has a better income than I do, so I hope to see something happening next Summer with it. I used the cash to pay off my '96 Fleetwood. I like this site and who knows I might get another Monte some day. So I'll be lurking here for a while. Wink You guys have some cool cars.
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Re: The Rusty Carlo

Post by thatfnthing on Fri Jan 27, 2017 10:07 am

We look forward to your next G3!  Meantime, tell your buddy he's welcome to drop by. Smile
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